Our official Dexter Dinner cocktail, appropriate for its name, is "Death in the Afternoon" invented by Ernest Hemingway as it appeared in the 1935 cocktail barbook "So, the Red Nose, or Breath in the Afternoon." Hemingways instructions were to pour one jigger of absinthe into a fluted glass and then pour chilled champagne in until it becomes milky and opalescent. The rest his instructions are to "drink three to five of these slowly."
Not a problem. It is, after all, in the instructions and rules must be followed.
Absinthe is a strong (110 proof) licorice flavored alcohol that was popular in the late 1800's/early 1900's artiste circles in Paris but was soon banned by most of the world for having hallucinogenic and highly addictive properties which later were found to be more myth and hype by the artistic community than fact. The ban was lifted in 2007 in the United States.